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2021 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2021 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  95 points          James Suckling    Inviting aromas of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries as well  as crushed walnuts, cedar and bark. Full-bodied, creamy and structured...
$49.99
2020 Edi Kante Vitovska, Carso- Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
2020 Edi Kante Vitovska, Carso- Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
One of my favorite spots in all of Italy, Carso, or Karst, as it’s called on the other side of the Slovenian border a bare kilometer away, is a world onto itself.  The easternmost part of Friuli, it’s not exactly Italy, but not Slovenia...
$39.99
$36.99
2019 Bodegas Muga ‘El Anden de Estacion’ Rioja Crianza
2019 Bodegas Muga ‘El Anden de Estacion’ Rioja Crianza
 If Vatan’s Triton could be compared to a Cotes du Rhone, let’s compare Muga’s Estacion Rioja to Chateauneuf du Pape. There is nuance here and great complexity. Muga is, of course, one of  Rioja’s most venerated estates...
$21.99
2019 Bodegas Vatan ‘Triton’ Tinta de Toro DOA
2019 Bodegas Vatan ‘Triton’ Tinta de Toro DOA
From the same estate that brought us the Nisia above comes one of the best deals we’ve tasted in old vine Toro ever! Tinta de Toro is the local name for the clone of Tempranillo that has been planted on the high-altitude mesa for hundreds of years...
$18.99
2022 Bodegas Vatan ‘Nisia’ Verdejo Old Vines Rueda DOA
2022 Bodegas Vatan ‘Nisia’ Verdejo Old Vines Rueda DOA
  Rueda is a large appellation and a lot of the Verdejo labeled as such actually comes from large, mechanically farmed vineyards further east. That explains why there is so much innocuous Rueda out there- a lot smells and tastes like cheap New...
$17.99
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2018 Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Appellation
2018 Stags' Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Appellation
   Only two miles apart yet….. 2018 Stags’ Leap Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville Appellation  Stags’ Leap Winery is certainly one of the most historic in the Napa Valley. Its Yountville area tasting room used to...
$55.99
2020 Fattoria Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva
2020 Fattoria Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva
Back when I started at PRIMA, some 30 years ago, the so-called new wave of wines from Chianti Classico could be summed up in ‘Three F’s,’ Felsina, Fontodi and Fonterutoli.’  Here were three traditional properties that broke...
$39.99
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2022 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Cotes d'Or Blanc Chardonnay
2022 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Cotes d'Or Blanc Chardonnay
   This all-time PRIMA Mount Rushmore white Burgundy is in the house.  Still a bargain at $40! In stock now for your Dungeness crab eating pleasure.   WE’VE RECEIVED OUR ANNUAL ALLOCATION OF PAUL PERNOT’S...
$39.99
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2018 Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco Rocche Massalupo
2018 Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco Rocche Massalupo
2018 Manuel Marinacci Barbaresco ‘Rocche Massalupo’ $66.99 with shipping included on 6 bottles or more While there are a score of exciting new and revamped Barolo projects out there, some of the most interesting discoveries we’ve made...
$66.99
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2005 Maison Louis Jadot Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots
2005 Maison Louis Jadot Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots
2005 Maison Louis Jadot Pommard 1er Cru Grands Epenots That is not a typographical error- that is a nearly-twenty year old bottle of Premier Cru Pommard for pretty much the same price we would have sold it back in 2008!  Let’s hear it for...
$139.99
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2019 Hess-Persson Estate 'Lion Tamer' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2019 Hess-Persson Estate 'Lion Tamer' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
  2019 Hess-Persson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, The Lion Tamer, Napa Valley An offshoot of the iconic Hess Collection, the Hess-Persson Estate is a collaboration between this seminal Mount Veeder winery and Tim and Sabrina Persson, a pioneering...
$44.99
$39.99
2016 Scarzello Barolo Sarmassa
2016 Scarzello Barolo Sarmassa
Federico Scarzello is the third generation of Scarzello to run the family cellar just steps away from Barolo castle.  Though the family’s first bottling from their now organically-farmed vines in the Sarmassa, Paiagallo and Terlo MGAs was in...
$99.99
2021 Scarzello Langhe Nebbiolo
2021 Scarzello Langhe Nebbiolo
Whether I’m travelling in Piemonte speaking with actual people or lurking on various social media sites where the local wine cognoscenti gather, I always have my radar engaged to hear what wines people are most talking about. There are a lot of...
$33.99
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2021 Caymus California Cabernet Sauvignon
2021 Caymus California Cabernet Sauvignon
FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON 6+ BOTTLES A small, inaugural release from Caymus Vineyards, this wine is a California-appellation Cabernet Sauvignon – supple, dark and rich, bearing the signature hallmarks of Caymus. It is sourced from sites throughout...
$58.99
2019 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, Landslide Vineyard, Alexander Valley
2019 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, Landslide Vineyard, Alexander Valley
The Simi winery sort of hides in plain sight as you wind your way north through northern Alexander Valley in Sonoma County along Highway 101.  Its picturesque stonewalls have sat there by the side of the road since 1876 and, though you might never...
$34.99
2022 Domaine Orion Chablis AOC
2022 Domaine Orion Chablis AOC
New to PRIMA (and to the United States!), this is one of the most exciting young Chablis producers we’ve seen in years!  Orion was created by the intrepid Léa Schaller, who traded a career in the music business in Paris for a life in...
$33.99
2021 Domaine Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuisse 'Aux Charmes'
2021 Domaine Saumaize Michelin Pouilly Fuisse 'Aux Charmes'
“Roger and Christine Saumaize took over the domaine back in 1978 and, in my opinion, are one of the top producers in the Mâconnais.” (Neal Martin) Rarely do we equate the lean, mineral-infused whites from the Maconnaise with the richer...
$49.99
2021 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico
2021 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico
FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON 6 OR MORE BOTTLES Tasting this old-school Chianti producer’s wines is like a cheap ticket back to the splendid but arid hills of Radda-in-Chianti.  In fact, there is this lovely restaurant called Le...
$29.99
2019 Klein-Constantia Vin de Constance 500 ml
2019 Klein-Constantia Vin de Constance 500 ml
Considered to be one of the most beautiful and iconic wine estates in the world, visiting Klein-Constantia is more akin to a pilgrimage than just another tasting room visit.  This is, after all, home to the famous Vin de Constance,...
$125.00
$84.99
2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Private Reserve
2018 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Private Reserve
 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot The end of the year often turns up some extraordinary deals as wineries and importers attempt to make their targets. Over the next few days we may see several other deals like this one,...
$129.99
$119.99
2021 Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2021 Frank Family Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
The Frank Family wines sort of hide in plain sight amongst the pantheon of Napa Valley’s elite wines. While the fortunes of this up-valley estate’s Johnny-come-lately neighbors wax, wane and garner all the press and hoopla, this small,...
$60.00
$44.99
2021 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Liter 1000ml
2021 Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Liter 1000ml
SIX BOTTLE SPECIAL $540/$90 PER BOTTLE WITH GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED Because it is often the first major Cabernet Sauvignon to be released in a given vintage, Caymus Vineyards is viewed as a bellwether for the quality of a given harvest. ...
$99.99
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2015 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir, Great Oak Vineyard, Russian River Valley
2015 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir, Great Oak Vineyard, Russian River Valley
   2015 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir, Great Oak Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County   We love Old School Pinot Noir and I doubt it will ever get any better than this nine-year-old classic!  Joseph Swan is one producer whose...
$44.99
2020 Domaine Beaurenard 'Le Petite Renard' Rouge Vin de France
2020 Domaine Beaurenard 'Le Petite Renard' Rouge Vin de France
Paul Coulon’s Domaine de Beaurenard needs no introduction here.  This seminal family-owned property produces two cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape that are gold standards for the appellation and their fabulous Rasteau, is an over achiever at a...
$24.99
$18.99
2022 Franz Haas Pinot Grigio, Vigneti delle Dolomiti
2022 Franz Haas Pinot Grigio, Vigneti delle Dolomiti
ranz Haas’ remarkable Alto Adige PeeGee at $20?  Hmmmm.  Hard to say no to that. The late Franz Haas was the seventh Franz in a long line of Haases from Montagna and was the man responsible for elevating the family business to one of...
$24.99
2022 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Carneros
2022 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Carneros
Has it really been thirty years since the Shafers took what was once a pretty average Napa Valley Chardonnay program and turned it on its head?  By developing a beautifully farmed dedicated-only-to-Chardonnay single vineyard in Los Carneros and...
$74.99
2019 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG
2019 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco DOCG
Cooperatives are not an unusual phenomenon in Europe.  Almost every growing region on the continent has at least one place where growers with no ability or inclination to make their own wine can send their grapes and get a decent return on their...
$51.99
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2015 Cellers Can Blau 'Mas de Can Blau'
2015 Cellers Can Blau 'Mas de Can Blau'
The Spanish wines of Catalonian Montsant suffer from an inferiority crisis thanks to their neighbors up the hill in Priorat.  Priorat occupies the high ground- both literally and figuratively- thanks to its unique high-altitude setting and...
$44.99
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2020 Domaine Terres Secretes Saint Veran Croix de Montceau
2020 Domaine Terres Secretes Saint Veran Croix de Montceau
Historically one never turned to the Macon for rich, character-filled white Burgundies.  They looked further up the Cotes to find them.  But a new generation of vintner and a little help from a changing climate has turned appellations like...
$19.99
2020 Maison Remoissenet Bourgogne Aligote
2020 Maison Remoissenet Bourgogne Aligote
An while we’re talking value and climate change, how about Remoissenet’s very impressive Bourgogne Aligote for under $25!  You might know this venerable property run by Pierre Rovani as having one of the deepest cellars of old wine in...
$22.99
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Morey Saint Denis Blanc
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Morey Saint Denis Blanc
Let’s take it up a one more notch, shall we, and visit the Cotes de Nuits appellation of Morey-Saint-Denis where 90% of the production is beautiful Pinot Noir.  The under-six hectares of Chardonnay scattered around the appellation, though, are...
$44.99
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Fixin Crais de Chene
2019 Maison Frederic Magnien Fixin Crais de Chene
Still feel a Burgundy’s first duty is to be red?  Let’s move even further up the Cotes to one of Nuit’s most northern outposts Fixin (fee-sahn).  In the old days, Fixin was known only to Burgundy’s most ardent bargain...
$44.99
2021 Lingua Franca Pinot Noir AVNI, Willamette Valley
2021 Lingua Franca Pinot Noir AVNI, Willamette Valley
Yet another stunning 2021 Oregon Pinot Noir, Lingua Franca is the brainchild of world-famous Master Sommelier Larry Stone.  While working at his first Oregon wine project, Evening Land, eagle-eyed Larry eyed a piece of land across the street from...
$39.99
2019 Cantina Burzi Barolo Capelot
2019 Cantina Burzi Barolo Capelot
As you may (or may not) know, PRIMA Vini ha a small direct-import business we developed using our longtime contacts (and leaning on some close friends) to source a passel of exciting new wines, some never before seen in California.  Back in the...
$89.99
$74.99
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2019 Cantina Burzi Barolo La Serra
2019 Cantina Burzi Barolo La Serra
As you may (or may not) know, PRIMA Vini ha a small direct-import business we developed using our longtime contacts (and leaning on some close friends) to source a passel of exciting new wines, some never before seen in California.  Back in the...
$89.99
2022 Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso IGT Piemonte
2022 Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso IGT Piemonte
While the Scavinos’ terrific 2019 Barolo was our’ Wine of the Year ‘in 2023, the hands-down ‘Value of the Year’ award was another Scavino- their Scavino Vino Rosso, a ‘freaking delicious’ blend of Dolcetto,...
$19.99
2023 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
2023 Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
The New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc category has become a tough one to navigate these days as the shelves that used to have two or three examples are now bursting with a dozen or more.  What’s a consumer to do?  And most of those newcomers...
$21.99
$19.99
2022 Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
2022 Flowers Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
PRIMA Notes:  Looking for that perfect Chardonnay to enjoy all year long?  How about Flowers’ gorgeous Sonoma Coast Chardonnay for a song?  This is a beautifully balanced wine with all of the great acidity and lovely, lacy fruit this...
$44.99
2015 Gosset Grand Millesime Brut
2015 Gosset Grand Millesime Brut
Bigger and bolder that the Blanc de Blancs, as you might expect, this is a serious Champagne; with depth and power in reserve and the promise of a long lifetime. **** JR- The perfect blend of power and grace, there is wonderful energy to carry along what...
$119.99
NV Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
NV Gosset Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut
This is the first appearance of Gosset’s Blanc de Blancs in our annual Champagne fest and it was a real stunner; with an ethereal quality, delicate minty spice and extremely fine bubble and texture.  **** JR- Wow.  This was the Champagne...
$106.99
NV Champagne Aubry Brut
NV Champagne Aubry Brut
FR-The Aubry Brut was the outlier in the tasting lineup; a truly artisanal Champagne that included some of the more obscure Champagne varieties in the blend.  It is tremendously rich, with an exotic floral and spice character that was particularly...
$54.99
JM Sélèque "Solessence" Extra Brut Rosé Champagne NV
JM Sélèque "Solessence" Extra Brut Rosé Champagne NV
FR-Echoing the sentiments above, Eric’s Rose is simply exquisite; with precisely-defined aromas, fruit, bubbles and acidity; all adding up to a remarkable experience.  Jean-Marc, following in the Jacquesson tradition, makes serious wines that...
$91.99
JM Seleque Champagne Extra Brut - Solessence Lot 20
JM Seleque Champagne Extra Brut - Solessence Lot 20
FR- I love the wines of Jean-Marc Seleque, definitely one of Champagne’s rising superstar producers.  Made in the Extra Brut style, this wine is the quintessential expression of Champagne’s unique chalky soil and mineral-driven acidity...
$73.99